Once again, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals presumes to dictate to municipalities how to run their affairs.
The Appellate Court recently struck down The two-decade ordinance of Redondo Beach, which bars anyone from standing on a street or highway to solicit "employment, business or contributions from an occupant of any motor vehicle." How much more could the City of Redondo Beach have "narrowly tailored" this ordinance? Judge Koizinski's blistering dissent is a welcome boon from the mind-nubing judicial acitivism of elitist jurists who insist on imposing their vision of the world on the American people.
The city's legal reasoning for the ordinance is understandable. Day laborers pushing for work at two busy intersections impedes traffic and endangers lives. Besides, it is a public nuisance.
The Ninth Circuit has been overturned so many times by the Supreme Court of the United States, no wonder their reasoning is upside-down. Not only have they overturned a 25-year precedent out of Phoenix, the Ninth Circuit has also ignored the United States Supreme Court's dicta in "United States vs. Verdugo-Irquidez" (1996), which explicitly affirmed that the Bill of Rights, including freedom of speech and assembly, applies to individual citizens of the United States, not to illegal immigrants--including the vast majority of day laborers--who therefore have no standing to sue in an American court of law.
Good luck to City Attorney Mike Web, for most likely he will be appealing this case before the United States Supreme Court very soon. He may not have won the opportunity to represent the South Bay in Congress, but he will at least be able to speak up for the Beach Cities in the Highest Court in the Land.